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School Safety

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) approaches safety with an overabundance of caution and while we have plans and processes in place to mitigate and manage emergency situations, please know that school safety is not something we can do alone. The partnership and support that we have with our local law enforcement and our school community is critical.

Update Parent Contact 

Please ensure that we have your most accurate contact information on file in order to be able to effectively communcate with you during an emergency.

Student and parent contact information can be updated throughout the year via the Update Contact Information Webpage

Please contact your school to receive your student’s confidential account information so that you may sign up for a portal account.

If you are unable to create a portal account, please visit your child's school to update contact information.

How we Prepare for Emergencies


  • Safety Plans: All school sites and district facilities have safety plans in place which are updated yearly and as-needed throughout the year. Contact your child's school for more information.

  • Drills: Schools regularly conduct safety drills with students and staff to prepare for a variety of potential situations. Drills include procedures for lock down, shelter in place, run, hide, act, earthquake and fire.


  • Staff trainings and school site trainings occur throughout the year on various safety related items.

Partnership with Law Enforcement:

  • We partner with the Costa Mesa and Newport Beach Police Departments to provide School Resource Officers (SRO), which are local law enforcement officers who serve our schools and district facilities. 


  • Each site has emergency supplies and equipment, which are inventoried and re-supplied each year.

Emergency Communications

In the case of an emergency at our schools, we ask that you please remember to look for official information from the school or district. We deliver messages via school and district websites, email, phone, text, NMUSD mobile application, and district social media accounts - Facebook, Twitter. Please ensure that your child’s school has your most current contact information on file – Update Contact Information

Contact Us

Emergency: Call 911

Contact your child's school administration for questions about safety - School Directory


Ready OC
Orange County's emergency preparedness resource


AlertOC is a mass notification system designed to keep Orange County, California residents and businesses informed of emergencies and certain community events. 

AlertOC is operated by the County of Orange in collaboration with local cities.

See Something, Say Something

If you see something, say something - Don't spread it- report it! 

This is the best deterrent to potentially harmful situations. We want everyone on our campus, including parents, guardians and guests to be empowered to report any unusual or suspicious activity to a site administrator, employee or police.